You’re invited to a reception in Washington, D.C.


The National Judicial College will present an alumni and donor event in Washington, D.C., on March 27 featuring a short speech on the timely issue of judicial independence.

The event will take place in conjunction with two NJC courses that will be taught in Washington that week.

A cocktail reception and speech from NJC faculty member Wayne McCormack will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. EST on March 27 at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza. McCormack, a professor at the University of Utah College of Law, will speak on “Current Issues of Judicial Independence: Separation of Powers.”

The NJC is hosting the courses When Justice Fails: Threats to the Independence of the Judiciary and Logic and Opinion Writing in Washington from March 27-30. Nearly 50 judges will be attending.

McCormack will be among the faculty teaching When Justice Fails, marking his first class for the NJC. He has taught law at Utah since 1978 and has previously served as the associate director of the Association of American Law Schools. He is the co-editor of The Culture of Judicial Independence in a Globalised World (2016).

Students of both classes, NJC alumni, and donors are invited to attend the event. For more information, email

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